Date & Time: Dec 8, 1942 at 0855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Tashkent – Shalkar – Aktyubinsk
184 58 05
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Built last December 2, the aircraft was on its way from the Tashkent construction plant to Aktyubinsk via Shalkar to be delivered to the Soviet Air Force. While cruising vertical to the Mugodzhar mountain range, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds and icing. The aircraft lost height and crashed on the south slope of the Mt Menshy Brat (590 meters high). The wreckage was found two days later at an altitude of 520 meters and all eight occupants have been killed.
The pilot was blamed to continue the flight in such poor weather conditions, and it would be better to return to his last departure point.